Valdez debuts with KO of Prado



Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez debuted with Saturday night’s second-round knockout of Mexican featherweight countryman Angel Prado on a Top Rank-promoted card from Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Mexico.

Valdez, 22, who signed a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum last month, dropped Prado to 1-0-2.

Valdez, who represented Mexico in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games, made it to the quarterfinals in London as a bantamweight.

Valdez lost to eventual silver medalist John Joe Nevin of Ireland, whom he forced to take a standing eight-count following a debilitating body shot. Oscar Valdez is trained by his father, Oscar Sr., and managed by Frank Espinoza.

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